Tara graduated with a Master of Music Therapy degree in 2010 from the University of Queensland. She previously completed her Bachelor of Arts (Music & Psychology) in 2008. In 2012, she also completed her institute training as a Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT) and has recently taken part in her fellowship training in 2021 to maintain her qualification. Tara also holds a Certificate IV in Small Business Management.
Tara’s music therapy training has been predominantly based on a client and family-centred approach. She works within several frameworks but ultimately works from a person-centred, strength- based approach. Tara is passionate about holistic health, and working closely within clients’ family and support networks, especially since becoming a mum herself.
Over the last 10 years, Tara has worked diversely across clinical populations, working with children and adults of all abilities and backgrounds. She has worked in various settings including acute paediatrics, early intervention, community, special education, aged care, and mental health.
Since 2010, Tara has also worked in private practice, running her own small business. Her experience includes family centred community music groups, developmental groups in disability organisations, individual music therapy programs, and music therapy programs in special schools. The clinical populations she currently works with include people diagnosed with disabilities, neurologic differences (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder) and mental health.
Tara really loves working within the supportive Music Beat Therapy team as the practice coordinator and as an active clinician. When she’s not working, you’ll find her spending time with her family, at the beach, or learning to cook her parent’s Nepalese and Tibetan Restaurant!”